My name is Thomas Urban, I love nature, snowboarding, hiking and when I discovered the art of Bonsai, I was hooked. I could have those mountain and elements of nature at home! 4 years ago I moved from Seattle, WA USA to Brno Czech Republic. I had to start this hobby all over again but before I could really get back into it I did a lot of reading and tried to get myself up to speed with what the pros are doing, the styles they have and most importantly how to keep the trees alive and healthy. The artists that currently inspire me are but not in any particular order: Pavel Slovak, Walter Pall, Ryan Neil, Michael Hagedorn, Graham Potter, Bjorn Bjorholm and several others.
I also belong to an interesting group of folk who call themselves the Arbor Arts Collective, check them out: arborartscollective.blogspot.com